8-DAY ACROYOGA SAFARI
25 March - 1 April 2020
TURN YOUR WORLD UP SIDE DOWN - WITH ANNA KARIDES
Explore and discover some of the most spectacular locations in Namibia with Anna, whilst also focusing on your yoga practice in the beautiful natural surroundings. The retreat will be filled with adventurous days, wildlife game viewing, yoga and acroyoga. Whether you are just starting out with acroyoga, you will surely leave this retreat with a deepened practice as it promotes a wide range of physical and mental benefits.
Anna Karides is a leading Yoga and AcroYoga teacher based in the UK and has been teaching for over a decade. She has international teaching and training experience and has been featured in leading publications from Vogue to The Guardian and named OM Magazine's Yoga teacher of the month. Anna has been teaching in London’s leading yoga studios (Bodyism, Triyoga, Indaba) and is a proud Lululemon Athletica legacy ambassador. Her classes are challenging and reflect her passion for backbends, arm balances and inversions but can also have a therapeutic focus.
Most days start with a morning yoga practice out in nature, the beach or desert. After a healthy breakfast to kick start your adventurous filled days. time will be spent on an excursion with professional guides specific to the area, a chance to really get to see the country and what makes it so unique. After lunch take some time to relax and enjoy the “holiday” part of this adventure or head off for another activity. As the days draw to a close, you will find yourself back in nature for an afternoon acroyoga practice.
There is nothing quite like experiencing the sounds of nature, wide open spaces & breathtaking views to inspire relaxation and to find inner peace…
SHARED ROOM:€2,850/PRIVATE ROOM:€3,200
The venues are set in unique locations offering the most incredible tranquil settings in harmony with nature. Your first 3 nights will be spent at Etosha Village for the perfect wildlife experience. From here we will journey to the German coastal town where days are filled with adventurous activities, fun acro sessions on the beach and plenty of time to relax and admire the Desert from your luxurious accommodation. To top things off, your last day will be spent at a Private Nature Reserve & Wellness Centre that offers more wildlife, magnificent views for yoga and optional Spa treatments.
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Prime destination for nature lovers
Etosha Village uniquely delivers the perfect safari style experience in a private and protected reserve directly adjacent to the Etosha National Park. At Etosha Village nature and luxury are in perfect harmony through design and comfort. Besides the 45 accommodation units and camping facilities, Etosha Village has three restaurant seating areas, a sparkling pool plus two smaller pools as well as a well-stocked curio shop and of coarse…the outdoor yoga deck!
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK IS HOME TO 114 SPECIES OF MAMMALS, 340 BIRD SPECIES, 110 REPTILE SPECIES AND 16 AMPHIBIAN SPECIES WHICH MAKE GAME VIEWING IN ETOSHA A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.
The individual luxurious units offer a spacious air-conditioned bedroom and a modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The patio and outside seating area create an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.
STAY IN LUXURY AND STYLE
Desert Breeze offers the ultimate desert experience. A short drive from central Swakopmund, its spectacular location provides peace and tranquility away from the bustling town, and the privilege of savoring the ancient Namib Desert.
Surrounded by the colorful and unique architecture contrasting but yet fitting in with the desert landscape, it will sooth any soul.
The luxury bungalows with their creative atmosphere and the friendly staff will make your stay one to remember.
Breakfast will be at Desert Breeze, lunch and dinner at one of Swakopmund's many cafes’s and restaurants.
Swakopmund is a coastal town facing the Atlantic Ocean. It has a laid back feel to it with palm trees, good restaurants and gift shops. For the more adventurous, there are a variety of extreme sports, from skydiving, quad biking, fat wheel biking, ocean safaris, dune boarding and surfing.
Situated a mere 29 kilometres south east from Windhoek on a hilltop overlooking a spectacular landscape, Gocheganas is a luxury lodge offering a unique combination of Wildlife, Nature and Wellness experiences.
With 25 different wildlife species located on a 6000 hectare Nature Reserve, game drives and walking activities are welcomed as an enriching experience.
The architecture and decor of all buildings at GocheGanas incorporates local arts and crafts in celebration of the culture of Namibia.
Offering 16 totally private chalets under thatched roof with uninterrupted and spectacular views over the surrounding Reserve.
The Wellness Village boasts a top of the range selection of wellness treatments, products and services.
Other facilities include eleven treatment rooms with state of the art equipment such as a crystal bath, hydrotherapy bath, a vichy shower etc, as well as a heated indoor pool, a cave sauna in a cathedral like masonry vault, a well-equipped fitness gym, fruit and juice bar, thus making a visit to GocheGanas Wellness Village a unique experience.
OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITIES IN SWAKOPMUND
Dune boarding, Quad biking, Camel riding, Horse riding, Ocean Safari with champagne breakfast, Surfing, Kayaking, Fat wheel biking, Cultural Tours, Hot-Air Ballooning, Living Desert Tour, Hot-air ballooning, Scenic flights & Spa treatments.
We suggest one or more of the above activities as there will be 2 full days spent in Swakopmund. If you want to visit Sossusvlei in the South, we recommend to book the half day scenic flight to Sossusvlei. The flight departs early morning from Swakopmund, about a 2 hour flight. Once you get to Sossusvlei Lodge, you will have breakfast and head into the Park with a Game drive vehicle and explore the surrounding area, including the iconic Deadvlei. Lunch you will be back at the Lodge, then fly back to Swakopmund.
FLIGHT AND TRANSFER DETAILS
No need to worry about arranging any transfers, we will organize it all. Once we have everyones flight details, we will arrange your transfers from the Airport to Windhoek, including your transfers for your departure flights. If you fly in a day or 2 before the retreat, we will pick you up at your accommodation on the start day of the retreat before heading to Etosha National Park.
From Windhoek it’s an 4 hour drive, the perfect time to get to know your fellow yogi’s and an introduction to what the week has in store for you while enjoying majestic landscapes and the unique environment of flora and fauna.
Please book your flight to arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport no later than 10am on the first day of retreat. Daily flights to Hosea Kutako International Airport Windhoek, National airline is Air Namibia. British Airways, South African Airways, Air Berlin, Condo, KLM, Qatar Airways and TAAG fly to Namibia. Most international airlines fly to South Africa with good connecting flights to Namibia.
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